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Share Your Holiday Traditions to Win

Share Your Holiday Traditions to Win

There are plenty of signs that the holidays are coming.  The nights get darker earlier, the weather starts to get colder and in some parts of the country it's already snowing. City streets are decorated with lights and garlands and store windows are embossed with snowy scenes.  With Thanksgiving now passed, how do you make the holidays fun and keep the spirit running through the end of the year?

For many of us the holidays is a time when we return to a childhood feeling but there is always opportunity to introduce a new tradition for you and your family.  What do you like to do to make this time of year special?  It's so much fun to go out for coffee or have wine with old friends or perhaps you go ice skating or take winter walk.  If you love crafts or cooking there's such a huge variety of fabulous recipes and projects you can make and thanks to the internet the new and creative ideas for the holidays are endless.  For some of us, making popcorn, kicking back and watching a family movie is the perfect way to spend family time together.

We'd like to hear your favorite, most creative or best loved holiday tradition or a review of your favorite holiday movie.

To be entered to win one of our prizes this week, simply create a review for a holiday movie or share your holiday traditions in the comment section below.  Maybe you'll get some ideas to add to your family favorites this year!




The All-American Cookie Book by Nancy Baggett

Create-a-treat Gingerbread House

Love Actually (Blu-ray)

Snow by Cynthia Rylant

The Nightmare Before Christmas Collector's Edition (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition with Blue Eyed North Pole Pixie-Elf


The contest starts Dec 7, 2011 and ends Dec 13, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.  Must be a US resident. No purchase necessary.

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  • juliasdaddy By juliasdaddy

    We have a tradition, every Christmas day we play games, but they are kind of unique each year. My mother in law and I each come up with some different games like santas trivia, guess how many candy canes and others. And each year I make a cute little holiday movie that features everyone in the family. They are very cute and fun....This years movie, Jack Frost & The Evil Plan..don't worry Rudolph saves Christmas :)

  • bidahune By bidahune

    Reading Twas the night before Christmas to my children before they go to bed.

  • sixfourthree By sixfourthree

    My family traditions for Christmas include attending mass on Christmas Eve with my grandma. We also like to go ice skating sometime around the holidays!

  • rfanshier By rfanshier

    We have a very involved Christmas tradition but recently have added a few that I really like. We do not fill stockings until Epiphany. Epiphany is when the three wise-men brought their gifts to Jesus. Our kids love the separation of presents and stockings, and we love remembering what we a re really celebrating. Another new tradition is making a cake and singing happy birthday to Jesus on christmas Eve.

  • grumpy1970 By grumpy1970

    I've been making struffoli since I was a kid. My grandma and I used to make them for Christmas and now I'm making them with my son. My son and I give them to our neighbors as gifts Its become our family tradition. ~ @grumpy1970

  • Kayla42390 By Kayla42390

    My favorite holiday tradition is making some delicious got chocolate, putting on my jacket and gloves and heading out with the family to drive around looking at all the Christmas decorations and lights on tr houses while listening to christmas music!! Makes me feel so warm inside :)

  • nikki2kids By nikki2kids

    Our Christmas tradition is having pancakes on christmas morning before opening presents. Our favorite holiday movie is A Christmas Story. I love watching this movie all day on Christmas .

  • jenshinn By jenshinn

    For the past several years our family has stayed the night at The light of Christmas. It's a wonderful christian camp that string lights on anything that doesnt move. They have fresh donuts and carolers a life sized nativity and pony rides. Really beautiful and fun. We get up the next morning and head down to Seattle and walk around Pike's Place Market drinking cocoa and coffee and stroll around the city. Its beautiful and festive. I cant imagine a Christmas with out this tradition.

  • melissadlance By melissadlance

    Growing up, my family did not have a fireplace so we did not participate in the whole stocking stuffer thing. Instead, we did the 12 days of Christmas. The 12 days leading up to Christmas, we would each get a small present to open. This is a tradition I would like to keep alive once my daughter outgrows the baby/toddler stage.

  • sugarybttrfly By sugarybttrfly

    Our family always gets together to make tamales. We stay up all night talking, enjoying drinks, and each others company.

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